Australia Tightens Border Controls on U.K. Covid Pressure Threat

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All international travelers need to return a destructive Covid-19 test right before they can board a flight to Australia below tightened border controls aimed at halting the U.K. pressure of the coronavirus from spreading.

Travellers have to have on masks on all international flights to Australia and on domestic routes, and worldwide air crew will be examined on arrival in the state, Prime Minister Scott Morrison advised reporters Friday immediately after an emergency meeting of the National Cabinet. The authorities will also minimize the quantity of men and women allowed to get there every week — prolonging the task of relocating tens of 1000’s of Australians waiting to return home.

“This virus carries on to generate its individual principles, and that means that we should proceed to be adaptable in how we continue on to combat it,” he explained.